That was the 20 interior images from my architectural photography portfolio – what have I learned?
I was meant to provide a bit of a break after the 20 interior images in my architectural photography portfolio. I missed that but no matter, I will do that just now after image number 25. Lets just pretend that I did this 5 days ago…..
Why am I posting my Architectural Photography Portfolio now?
As a reminder, I submitted 40 images to the BIPP to support my application for Associateship Membership, which was successful.
My interior photography
I really enjoy photographing the interiors of buildings and have been very fortunate to photograph some very special buildings for architects and property owners.
There is something about photographing a lovely room in a classic English Country house which I just love. And processing the images is a joy too.
And my recent work gave me plenty of interior photographs to chose from.
My evolution as a photographer
I will write a full post about my evolution over the 7 years that it has taken to create the images which constitute my professional architectural photography portfolio. I will do this after I have posted and written about all the 40 images on my photography blog.
Back to the interiors
For now, I want to focus on the interior images, and give a few thoughts on some of these 20 images.
The first image in my portfolio was captured in 2011.
This was a bit of a landmark image for me. I was commissioned by the architect Andrew Stone to photograph a private library which he designed and oversaw the construction of. The library was an extension to a stunning Dorset country residence.
This shoot, and the set of images that I produced, really got me wanting to do more of this kind of photography work. This was the beginning of me starting to find my way. The beginning of starting.
And this photo was taken with my Canon 5D, still a great camera even now. Don’t forget that if you want a full frame DLSR but are on a budget.
And the wine rack
We were waling down one of those lovely streets in Lucca, and I spotted this fantastic wall to wall wine rack, so I walked in, took the photo and walked out!
This was another photo taken with my Canon 5D.
And this picture was the beginning of another thought about a way I could go forward commercially with my photography.
And this is the only personal shot in this collection of 20 interior photography images – all the rest are paid commercial work.
Photo of a luxury kitchen in Sandbanks
Well when I say paid commercial work the next image should have been, but things did not work out as planned. I met the agent at this stunning waterside property in Sandbanks in Poole, took a few test shots, discussed the brief then it all went pear shaped.
This photo was taken in 2014, using my recently purchased Canon 6D. I replaced the 5D with the 6D after a problem caused entirely by me with the Canon 5D.
The next two images were taken for the architects Kendall Kingscott.
This is a rest area at the University of Southampton. I was photographing two entirely refurbished floors of one of the University’s buildings in Southampton City Centre – this was my favourite shot. I find shots of small parts of a large space are often more interesting than the big open plan wide shots that everyone wants, and indeed needs.
And now for the brightest classroom in Poole!
And this is a photo is of a new classroom at a school in Poole, constructed for the client, the Borough of Poole.
I wanted to capture that big bright sun in a shot, which took two return visits to achieve – one of the problems of photographing recently constructed buildings which are rapidly handed back and turned into use within days of completion.
Thankfully I am used to this.
And the rest of the images in my interior set
The rest of the images in the interiors half of my photography portfolio are taken from a single commission for the architects Etchingham Morris Architecture Limited. When I first met Adrian and Mike they did not have a website, so they commissioned me to photograph 10 of their projects for them. In the end it was 11 projects – there was a late addition early in 2018.
Again, this commission gave me access to some fantastic, special buildings. I cannot say any more about the properties, as client confidentiality is very important to me, but the images hopefully speak for themselves.
I won’t include all the images in this post – there are in my daily blog posts. You can also view all the images on my portfolio page – insert link
My professional photography qualification - ABIPP
Tomorrow I will be back to my architectural photography posts. I have said it before but I will say it again – I am tremendously proud to have achieved the designation of Associateship in the British Institute of Professional Photography – this is why I am posting my portfolio set in celebration.
I qualified as a Licentiate Member in 2014, and deferred my application for Associateship last year as I was not happy with the set of images.
Why I submitted my application to the BIPP for Associateship when I did
It was when I set the targets for my photography business for 2018 that I decided to pursue my application again. I cunningly set myself the target of achieving my ABIPP in 2018. That worked, giving me the metaphorical kick up the you know what that I clearly needed.
Well this and the fact that I had lots more images to a much higher standard that I was much happier with.
So that is what I did. Goal achieved – ABIPP. Insert logo to the right
ABIPP is defined by the BIPP as
Yep – that is me now. How utterly excellent.
OK I will shut up now and tomorrow it is back to the portfolio for another 15 days.